Bernard Lee

1908 - 1981

Bernard Lee

John Bernard Lee (10 January 1908 – 16 January 1981), known as Bernard Lee, was an English actor, best known for his role as M in the first eleven Eon-produced James Bond films. Lee's film career spanned the years 1934 to 1979, though he had appeared on stage from the age of six. He was trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernard Lee has received more than 1,071,224 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 693rd most popular actor.

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  • 27

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  • 3.03

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Among actors, Bernard Lee ranks 689 out of 8,832Before him are Kenny Baker, Brendan Gleeson, Gabriel Byrne, Héctor Elizondo, Ray Liotta, and Laurence Fishburne. After him are Walter Brennan, Conrad Bain, Isabel Sarli, Charles Boyer, Milena Dravić, and John Forsythe.

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Among people born in 1908, Bernard Lee ranks 59Before him are Henri, Count of Paris, Virginia Cherrill, Rex Harrison, Willard Van Orman Quine, Lita Grey, and Masaru Ibuka. After him are Amintore Fanfani, Saizo Saito, Carlos Arias Navarro, Martha Gellhorn, Tex Avery, and Max Bill. Among people deceased in 1981, Bernard Lee ranks 42Before him are Miroslav Krleža, David Wechsler, Will Durant, Omar Torrijos, Karl Richter, and Lobsang Rampa. After him are Mike Hailwood, Josep Pla, Heinz Kohut, Rómulo Betancourt, Mao Dun, and Lotte Lenya.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Bernard Lee ranks 48 out of 366Before him are Richard Cantillon (1680), Maureen O'Hara (1920), John Tyndall (1820), Rory Gallagher (1948), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Gabriel Byrne (1950). After him are Dolores O'Riordan (1971), John Toland (1670), Brian Boru (941), Thomas Moore (1779), Eileen Gray (1878), and Mary Jane Kelly (1863).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Bernard Lee ranks 10Before him are Richard Harris (1930), Katie McGrath (1983), Lola Montez (1821), Maureen O'Hara (1920), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Gabriel Byrne (1950). After him are Cillian Murphy (1976), Colin Farrell (1976), David Kelly (1929), Maureen O'Sullivan (1911), Edward Mulhare (1923), and Aidan Gillen (1968).